Felling trees for a cause!

Syed Fattahul Alim   | Published: May 10, 2021 22:28:34 How much oxygen does a tree produce? A study says, a mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year. On average, one tree makes 260 pounds of oxygen each year. Two mature trees can produce enough […]

Budget FY22 & support for agriculture, CSMEs

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

Fahmida Khatun, Mustafizur Rahman, Khondaker Golam Moazzem, and Towfiqul Islam Khan | Published: May 10, 2021 21:55:53 Unlike the first wave of the Covid pandemic, the second wave has brought a number of new challenges for the agriculture sector. These include damage to paddy production due to blast disease and heat wave in a number […]

Student-turned-farmer Arif wants to be successful

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: May 10, 2021 11:57:43 Arif Hossain is an Honours (Bangla) second-year student of Cumilla Ajitguh College. Arif’s father Rakib Uddin is a farmer from Karpati village in Jodda union of Nangalkot upazila of Cumilla. Arif, being a farmer’s son also wants to be a successful agricultural entrepreneur. This year, Arif has […]

Ecology in peril for brick kilns on Bogura farmland

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: May 09, 2021 10:37:30 Due to the establishment of brick kilns on agricultural land, the ecosystem is under threat in Dhunot upazila of Bogura district causing extensive damage to plants for black smoke and ash, subsequently decreasing crop production. The affected farmers complained that toxic gas emits from the brick kilns […]

Bangladesh can produce additional  2.6m tonnes of mustard oil seeds a year

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE REPORT | Published: May 09, 2021 10:14:44 Bangladesh can produce an additional 2.6-million tonnes of mustard oilseeds annually by adopting a new crop arrangement. Agriculture minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said this on Saturday. Cultivating mustard during the fallow period between Aman and Boro seasons, he said, farmers can grow this big volume of […]

Researchers succeed in breeding of Bangladesh’s endangered fish species

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: May 07, 2021 10:23:16 MYMENSINGH, May 06: Researchers at the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) have succeeded in artificial breeding of 24 endangered species of fish, including the endangered Tengra, Gulsha, Pabda and Bairali. In this pandemic, scientists at the Freshwater Center of the Fisheries Research Institute have achieved this feat […]

Economies in the Financial Spotlight in 2021

Published: May 08, 2021 20:26:53 Throughout 2020 and into 2021, the global financial system withstood the effects of the global pandemic and economic lockdowns due to unprecedented policy support. Strong financial systems that are well regulated and well supervised help maintain financial stability. But like a well calibrated engine on a car, maintenance is key. […]

Contract farming for farm produce export  

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

Published: May 06, 2021 21:51:50 A recent media report on export of a few consignments of potatoes produced by contract growers of Bangladesh Agricultural Corporation (BADC) is only a tiny flicker of the potential of export of horticulture produce, as well as fruits and vegetables under contract farming. For quite sometime, sector specialists have been […]

Over 60pc Bangladeshis lost jobs to Covid in March-April 2020: Survey

FE Report | Published: May 06, 2021 09:34:36 | Updated: May 06, 2021 15:20:49 A survey found that 61.57 per cent people had lost their jobs in March and April last year, due to adverse economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown. Only 15 per cent of these people returned to their jobs by one month, […]

Boro harvesting begins amid labour shortage

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: May 05, 2021 10:17:54 Boro paddy harvesting has begun in Bogura district amid an acute shortage of farm labourers as the labourers from different adjacent districts could not visit the region due to the ongoing pandemic-induced lockdown. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Bogura, farmers of the district brought […]